Finally, the day comes when we bid farewell to Uluru and head back to our first love, Alice Springs. It’s like hopping into a fascinating storybook with stunning desert landscapes, a vibrant Aboriginal culture, and some of the most unique locals you’ll ever meet. Start your day floating in a hot-air balloon as the sun peeks over the horizon, or mingle with local artists in town.
If adrenaline is your thing, there’s hiking, four-wheel-drive tours, and even camel rides. Don’t forget to drop by the Royal Flying Doctor Service or the Kangaroo Sanctuary – they’re essential parts of the ‘Alice’ experience – an experience that will stick with you.
Sightseeing #1: Alice Springs Reptile Centre
After your mind-blowing experience in Uluru, let’s take a trip to a place that’s going to give you some serious bragging rights – the Alice Springs Reptile Centre. It’s not every day you get to hang out with over 100 reptiles, right? You’ll be stepping into the world of these fascinating creatures, exploring the Gecko Cave, and even snapping a selfie with Terry the Saltwater Crocodile (safely behind glass, of course!).
If you’re into watching meal times, the lizards won’t disappoint. And when should you visit? Aim for between 11 am and 3 pm from May to August – that’s when the reptiles are most active.
Sightseeing #2: The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Once you’ve had your fill of reptilian fun, it’s time to switch gears and get ready for some kangaroo action at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Ever fed a red roo before? Well, now’s your chance. This place started as a dream and is now one of Alice Springs’ top spots. Here, you can feed and care for these adorable marsupials and even meet the famous Kangaroo Dundee on a sunset tour.
Remember, these guys are nocturnal, so late afternoon is when they start to wake up. Trust us, you’re going to love this place!